I borrowed this from the article on Hyperwhiteness:
"Superstandard English contrasts linguistically with Standard English in
its greater use of “supercorrect” linguistic variables: lexical formality, carefully articulated phonological forms, and prescriptively standard grammar. It may also go beyond traditional norms of prescriptive correctness, to the point of occasionally over-applying prescriptive rules and producing hypercorrect forms."
I hear a lot of "superstandard" English on language forums. Do you?
It's not referring to hypercorrectness, is it?
Can you give some examples, by chance?
<I hear a lot of "superstandard" English on language forums. Do you? >
I do, MollyB.
<It's not referring to hypercorrectness, is it?
Can you give some examples, by chance? >
Skippy, the quote above says that part of the manifestation of superstandard English is indeed hypercorrection.
Read the article below for examples:
Why not join the thread "Are you a hyperwhite?"
<Please keep all discussions of 'hyperwhiteness' in the main thread. >
But my question wasn't about hyerwhiteness, which is a silly concept, it was about standards of English. I think my question will get lost in the other thread.
I agree with Molly: this topic deserves to be separated from "hyperwhiteness".
I don't have any comment on the topic, though, except I don't tend to produce "superstandard" text as far as I know.
I agree with Josh.
This seems like a trap for Travis.
Let him/her enjoy self -talking again, ha ha ha.
<Let him/her enjoy self -talking again, ha ha ha. >
What does "self-taking" mean?
<This seems like a trap for Travis. >
Your response seems to be a ploy to prevent the topic of "superstandard" English being discussed.
Have you been on a vacation with Josh, M56?
I've discovered that M56 and Josh are the same person.
<I've discovered that M56 and Josh are the same person. >
And we've discovered that you contribute nothing of any worth to this forum. Are you afraid of getting involved with linguistics discussions?
Superstandard in court:
The use of “superstandard” English was identified by the panel as a frequentlyreoccurring problem. “Superstandard” English refers to vocabulary or sentence structure which is unnecessarily convoluted, complex, or tricky. The basing of a single question on half-page descriptions of fact situations; “double-barrelled” answer choices; undue reliance on the roman numeral format; and the use of double-negatives, are all examples of “superstandard” English contained in Florida’s Bar exam.